Reports from a Wild Country

Ethics for Decolonisation
Author: Deborah Bird Rose
Publisher: UNSW Press
ISBN: 9780868407982
Category: History
Page: 235
View: 376
Explores some of Australia’s major ethical challenges. Written in the midst of rapid social and environmental change and in a time of uncertainty and division, it offers powerful stories and arguments for ethical choice and commitment. The focus is on reconciliation between Indigenous and ‘Settler’ peoples, and with nature.

British Government Policy and Decolonisation, 1945-63

Scrutinising the Official Mind
Author: Frank Heinlein
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135284342
Category: History
Page: 352
View: 2061
This book is an in-depth study of the importnace of the Empire-Commonwealth in the two decades after WWII for Britain's self-image as a great power. By studying a wide range of debates on general and specific imperial problems, the book highlights the "official mind" of decolonization - and of late imperialism.


The British Experience since 1945
Author: Nicholas White
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317701801
Category: History
Page: 222
View: 6934
This updated Seminar Study provides an overview of the process of British decolonisation. The eclipse of the British Empire has been one of the central features of post-war international history. At the end of the Second World War the empire still spanned the globe and yet by the mid-1960s most of Britain’s major dependencies had achieved independence. Concisely and accessibly, the book introduces students to this often dramatic story of colonial wars and emergencies, and fraught international relations. Although a relatively recent phenomenon, the end of the British Empire continues to spawn a lively and voluminous historical debate. Dr. White provides a synthesis of recent approaches, specially updated and expanded for this edition, by looking at the demise of British imperial power from three main perspectives the shifting emphases of British overseas policy the rise of populist, anti-colonial nationalism the international political, strategic, and economic environment dominated by the USA and the USSR. The book also examines the British experience within the context of European decolonisation as a whole. Supporting the text are a range of useful tools, including maps, a chronology of independence, a guide to the main characters involved, and an extensive bibliography (specially expanded for the new edition. Decolonisation: the British Experience since 1945 is ideal for students and interested readers at all levels, providing a diverse range of primary sources and the tools to unlock them.

Defence and Decolonisation in South-East Asia

Britain, Malaya and Singapore 1941-1967
Author: Karl Hack
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136839011
Category: Social Science
Page: 341
View: 2993
This book explains why British defence policy and practice emerged as it did in the period 1941-67, by looking at the overlapping of colonial, military, economic and Cold War factors in the area. Its main focus is on the 1950s and the decolonisation era, but it argues that the plans and conditions of this period can only be understood by tracing them back to their origins in the fall of Singapore. Also, it shows how decolonisation was shaped not just by British aims, but by the way communism, communalism and nationalism facilitated and frustrated these.

Emerging from Empire?

decolonisation in the Pacific
Author: Donald Denoon,Jude Shanahan,Australian National University. Division of Pacific and Asian History
Publisher: N.A
Category: History
Page: 208
View: 5802

Decolonisation and Criticism

The Construction of Irish Literature
Author: Gerry Smyth
Publisher: Pluto Press
ISBN: 9780745312323
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 288
View: 6291
Irish literature and poetry is rich with expressions of national identity and pride. Looking back at two centuries of Irish literature, this book examines the effects of British colonization and decolonization on the construction of Irish identity in literature. Drawing on a wealth of non-Irish writers -- including Frantz Fanon, Gayatri Spivak and Edward Said -- to illuminate the issues that arise from colonial oppression, this volume contributes to current debates on colonialism and post-colonialism in Irish scholarship.

Policing and Decolonisation

Politics, Nationalism, and the Police, 1917-65
Author: David Anderson
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719030338
Category: Political Science
Page: 227
View: 6969
This study looks at the problems facing the imperial police forces during the acute political dislocations following decolonization in the British Empire, from Ireland to India and in the Asian and African colonies. This book examines the changing roles and experiences of the police forces involved.

Decolonisation, Globalisation

Language-in-education Policy and Practice
Author: Angel Lin,Peter W. Martin
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 9781853598241
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 204
View: 9529
This volume brings together scholars from around the world to juxtapose the voices of classroom participants alongside the voices of ruling elites with the aim of critically linking language policy issues with classroom practice in a range of contexts. The volume is suitable for postgraduate students, researchers and educators in a range of areas.

Cultures of Decolonisation

Transnational Productions and Practices, 1945-70
Author: Ruth Craggs,Claire Wintle
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0719096529
Category: Colonies
Page: 274
View: 9626
What were the distinctive cultures of decolonisation that emerged between 1945 and 1970? What can they tell us about the complexities of the 'end of empire' as a process? How did they reflect and influence the processes of dramatic geopolitical change wrought by the dismantling of European empires? 'Cultures of Decolonisation brings together studies of visual, literary and material cultures to explore these questions.

British Decolonisation, 1918-1984

Author: Richard Davis
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443853240
Category: History
Page: 170
View: 8613
Few subjects have aroused more controversy in recent years than that of empire, and that of the British Empire in particular. Few other subjects are of greater importance to today’s world. How the British Empire was created and maintained, and the impact it had on both the colonised and the colonisers, have been the source of long-running and heated debates amongst historians, politicians and in the media. For several decades it has been analysed from numerous different perspectives, providing a wide range of differing interpretations. Over recent years, new studies have extended the scope of imperial history into previously ignored fields that have significantly added to our understanding. Imperial history can, therefore, no longer be regarded as the exclusive realm of the political historian, or the reserve of an essentially British approach. The British Empire was complex. Each of the far-flung components that made it up had its own particularities. At various times and in various places it took on different forms and had different meanings. It affected people across the globe in a multitude of ways. This inevitably produces a multi-facetted picture. The large number of actors, in Britain and in the colonised world, who played a part in its history adds to this impression. As a consequence, it is difficult to come up with one, all-encompassing, history of the British Empire. All these aspects of the British Empire are apparent in the story of how it ended. What precisely decolonisation was, how it came about, and what it meant for the British and for those who gained their independence, varied considerably from one part of the Empire to another, and from one period to another. How these changes came about, how independence was won across the colonial world, and how it was resisted, are dealt with here across a selection of different case studies. Understanding how the British Empire collapsed tells us a great deal about what this Empire was and about its legacy in today’s world.

Towards Decolonisation

Political, Labour and Economic Developments in Jamaica 1938-1945
Author: Richard Hart
Publisher: Canoe Press
ISBN: 9789768125330
Category: History
Page: 329
View: 8778
Much more than a summary of home interiors, this collection is more like a reflection on the interrelation between humankind and its habitat. No longer content with simply occupying standardized spaces, people are now, more than ever before, seeking to imbue their dwellings with their own distinctive personality. This collection is comprised of homes as diverse and eclectic as the people who live in them, or the architects who designed them; including an ample selection of apartments, lofts, houses and studios that reflect the forward-looking lifestyles and domestic aesthetics of a new century. Minimalist environments, sensual and intimate spaces, and spacious, light-filled homes are all included, with full-colour photographs and the architects own drawings and floor plans.

Decolonisation and After

The British French Experience
Author: Georges Fischer,W. H. Morris-Jones
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136277889
Category: Political Science
Page: 370
View: 3062
Published in the year 1980, Decolonisation and After is a valuable contribution to the field of Politics.

Decolonisation of Legal Knowledge

Author: Amita Dhanda,Archana Parashar
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136517723
Category: Law
Page: 316
View: 9852
First published in 2009. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Decolonisation and the Pacific

Author: Tracey Banivanua Mar
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110703759X
Category: History
Page: 268
View: 3021
This book charts the previously untold story of the mobility of Indigenous peoples across vast distances, vividly reshaping what is known about decolonisation.

Jeannette Armstrong and her Feminism of Decolonisation

EN Research challenges for anglophone studies in the 21st century
Author: Fátima SUSANA AMANTE
Publisher: Ediciones Universidad de Salamanca
Page: 20
View: 3189
Desde un punto de vista cuantitativo, los estudios culturales ocupan sin duda un espacio menor. Sin embargo, los tres artículos aquí presentados dan cuenta de la variedad de perspectivas posibles dentro de este apartado. No solo abarcan estos estudios diferentes géneros literarios, sino que recorren diferentes épocas históricas, desde el renacimiento hasta nuestros días. Así, destaca la recepción de la obra de Shakespeare adaptada a los principios estéticos del siglo XVIII español, la aparición de un problema tan actual como la violencia doméstica en el teatro y el cine de mediados del siglo XX o la vinculación de posicionamientos contraculturales de la generación Beat en la música de Bod Dylan. Todos estos estudios exploran, pues, la relación entre las prácticas culturales, la vida diaria y los contextos históricos en los que se producen. Como suele ser habitual, gran parte de las contribuciones presentadas en este volumen se centran en el estudio del aprendizaje del inglés como segunda lengua, una de las principales preocupaciones del sistema educativo español en estos momentos, tanto en la etapa preuniversitaria como universitaria. Es lógico, por tanto, que estos jóvenes investigadores muestren interés por un asunto que atañe a un elevado número de estudiantes en la sociedad actual. Los estudios van desde el análisis de libros de texto utilizados en la enseñanza del inglés, para comprobar si estos textos adoptan correctamente las cuatro destrezas básicas (listening, speaking, speaking, writing) al aprendizaje de la lengua desde el punto de vista de una aproximación comunicativa, hasta la relación de la prosodia y la utilización de audífonos por parte de personas sordas o la percepción que tienen los estudiantes de la pronunciación del inglés. Como se ve, problemas muy cercanos a la realidad pedagógica. Las contribuciones literarias se centran exclusivamente en autores del siglo XX (incluida una adaptación al Londres actual de una obra de Shakespeare), pero recorren todos los géneros literarios, así como el cine. En general, estos estudios se fijan en obras concretas y las analizan desde perspectivas culturales, sociológicas o psicológicas. Podemos encontrar autores consagrados, como Theodore Roethke y Ted Hughes o escritoras más localistas, como la canadiense Jeannette Armstrong, y sobresalen miradas postmodernistas, tanto en el ámbito de la novela como del cine. En definitiva, se trata de una selección de artículos altamente prometedora, que supone un claro desafío al futuro de los Estudios Ingleses. Por todo ello, hay que felicitar a todos los participantes y, sobre todo, a los editores de este volumen, que han demostrado una enorme capacidad de trabajo y entusiasmo.

Decolonisation and After

The British and French Experience
Author: Wyndraeth Humphreys Morris-Jones,Georges Fischer
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0714630950
Category: Political Science
Page: 369
View: 4145
First Published in 1980. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

America, the UN and Decolonisation

Cold War Conflict in the Congo
Author: John Kent
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136972897
Category: History
Page: 256
View: 3639
This book examines the role of the UN in conflict resolution in Africa in the 1960s and its relation to the Cold War. Focussing on the Congo, this book shows how the preservation of the existing economic and social order in the Congo was a key element in the decolonisation process and the fighting of the Cold War. It links the international aspects of British, Belgian, Angolan and Central African Federation involvement with the roles of the US and UN in order to understand how supplies to and profits from the Congo were producing growing African problems. This large Central African country played a vital, if not fully understood role, in the Cold War and proved to be a fascinating example of complex African problems of decolonisation interacting with international forces, in ways that revealed a great deal about the problems inherent in colonialism and its end. This book will be of much interest to students of US foreign policy, the UN, Cold War history and international history in general.

International Human Rights, Decolonisation and Globalisation

Becoming Human
Author: Shelley Wright
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134511949
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
View: 891
Covering a diverse range of topics, case studies and theories, the author undertakes a critique of the principal assumptions on which the existing international human rights regime has been constructed. She argues that the decolonization of human rights, and the creation of a global community that is conducive to the well-being of all humans, will require a radical restructuring of our ways of thinking, researching and writing. In contributing to this restructuring she brings together feminist and indigenous approaches as well as postmodern and post-colonial scholarship, engaging directly with some of the prevailing orthodoxies, such as 'universality', 'the individual', 'self-determination', 'cultural relativism', 'globalization' and 'civil society'.

Longman Companion to European Decolonisation in the Twentieth Century

Author: Muriel E. Chamberlain
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317897439
Category: History
Page: 360
View: 4742
This new Companion brings together, in one single volume, all the essential facts and figures relating to European decolonisation in the twentieth century. Professor Chamberlain has taken each European empire in turn (the British, French, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish, Belgian and Italian) and for each one she has provided a detailed chronology of the process of decolonisation in the individual states.

The Secrets of an Aborted Decolonisation

The Declassified British Secret Files on the Southern Cameroons
Author: Carlson Anyangwe
Publisher: African Books Collective
ISBN: 9956578509
Category: History
Page: 796
View: 3878
Among the material are treaties concluded by Britain with Southern Cameroons coastal Kings and Chiefs; and the boundary treaties of the Southern Cameroons, treaties defining the frontiers with Nigeria to the west and the frontier with Cameroun Republic to the east. The book contains documents that attest to the Southern Cameroons as a fully self-governing country, ready for sovereign statehood. These include debates in the Southern Cameroons House of Assembly; and the various Constitutions of the Southern Cameroons. The book also reproduces British declassified documents on the Southern Cameroons covering the three critical years from 1959 to 1961, documents which speak to the inglorious stewardship of Great Britain in the Southern Cameroons. This book removes lingering doubts in some quarters that the people of the Southern Cameroons were cheated of independence. Its contents are further evidence of their inalienable right and sacred duty to assert their independence.